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Uttam Yudh Seva Medal (UYSM) is one of India's military decorations for Wartime Distinguished Service. It is awarded for a high degree of distinguished services in an operational context. "Operational context" includes times of war, conflict, or hostilities. The award is a wartime equivalent of Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, which is a Peacetime Distinguished Service decoration. Uttam Yudh Seva Medal may be awarded posthumously.[2]

Uttam Yudh Seva Medal
Awarded by Government of India
Country India
TypeMilitary decorations
Awarded forWartime distinguished service
Next (higher)Sarvottom Jeevan Raksha Padak[1]
EquivalentAti Vishisht Seva Medal[1]
Next (lower)Vir Chakra[1]
Uttam Yudh Seva Medal ribbon.svg


  1. ^ a b c "Precedence Of Medals". Indian Army. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Awards and Honours". Retrieved 3 August 2012.

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